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« on: May 01, 2014, 02:00:18 pm »

Why Apple should open up the iOS sandbox

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In the world of smartphone punditry, the idea of sandboxing—restricting software to dealing only with the files or capabilities it absolute needs to—tends to be a polarizing concept. On the one hand, power users chafe at the way it limits their ability to use their computers and mobile devices the way they want; on the other, it’s hard to argue against the success that Apple has had with the philosophy—particularly in the mobile market, in which the company has created a computing platform that is both secure and popular.</p><p>
Yet sandboxing is also starting to show its age. While the capabilities of iOS devices are rapidly approaching the territory of their desktop counterparts, the ability of iOS apps to communicate with each other is stuck in the 2007 era. It’s time for a change.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/2148362/how-inter-app-communication-on-ios-could-benefit-users.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here[/url]</p></section></article>

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